Registration is Now Open for the 2023 Aerospace Maintenance Competition Presented by Snap-on

Nov. 10, 2022

Registration is now open for teams to enter the 2023 Aerospace Maintenance Competition Presented by Snap-on, April 17-20, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

“After this year’s tremendous event, we’re very happy to be back hosting the AMC in Atlanta this coming April. We’re looking forward for the teams from around the world to once again join us in showcasing their maintenance skills,” said Ken MacTiernan, Chairman, Aerospace Maintenance Competition.

Teams can register by visiting

“The AMC is a great venue for everyone to reconnect and stand proud again for our craft,” MacTiernan said. “The travel industry has seen a great rebound over the past year, and we are proud to have an opportunity to celebrate our mechanics, students and maintenance community as a whole.”

This year’s competition will look slightly different with the addition of new events. Av-DEC, a supplier of aviation devices and electronic components, will be sponsoring a new event called Antenna Gasket Installation. In addition, FedEx will be bringing in a new cargo lock event and is now sponsoring the safety wire event.

The Aerospace Maintenance Competition Presented by Snap-on, and hosted by the Aerospace Maintenance Council (, is an event that gives teams of licensed AMTs, AMEs, international military personnel and qualified aviation maintenance students from FAA Part 147 schools, the chance to test their aviation maintenance skills against those of their peers.

Participants compete in more than 25 events, including challenges such as airframe damage inspection, cable rigging, fiber optics, engine fan blade removal and many others that test their knowledge, skill and teamwork.

The team earning the overall best score takes home the grand prize in aviation maintenance – the William F. “Bill” O’Brien Award for Excellence in Aircraft Maintenance. Presented by Snap-on, the coveted award signifies the highest standard of excellence in aviation maintenance. The O’Brien Award is a traveling trophy that debuted at the 2013 competition. The winning team receives the honor of displaying the 5-foot-tall trophy in their facility for a year. In addition to the trophy, Snap-on is awarding more than $75,000 in tools and equipment as prizes to the top finishers in the competition. This past April, the five-member team from FedEx Indy captured the O’Brien Award.

Snap-on supports aviation technicians around the world through its commitment as the official tool sponsor for the Aerospace Maintenance Competition. Snap-on provides all the tools and equipment used by the participants during the competition, as well as planning and logistical support.

For more information about Snap-on, call 877.740.1900, or visit; for information on the 2023 Aerospace Maintenance Competition Presented by Snap-on, visit